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Lake-Norman is the largest man-made lake in North Carolina, and is located just 18 miles northwest of Charlotte. This huge lake is sometimes called an "Inland Sea," and has over 520 miles of gorgeous shoreline. The Lake Norman region is comprised of several small towns and communities surrounding the lake and Lake Norman State Park. Just a few of the outdoor activities available here are swimming, boating and sailing, fishing, water skiing, camping, hiking and picnicking. An old time Mississippi paddle wheel boat takes visitors around the lake, and use of the boat launch area is free. There are several hiking trails that loop around Lake Norman, from an easy .8 mile to a lengthier 6.5-mile trail. If you tire of the outdoors or simply want a change of pace, the Lake Norman area has lots of shopping and entertainment, historical sites, art exhibits and museums to explore. Lake Norman is also the site of many fishing tournaments, boat shows, county fairs and festivals throughout the year. The popular Lake Norman Festival is usually held in May in nearby Mooresville and includes fireworks and a parade. Other events include the Old Time Fiddlers and Bluegrass Festival, Apple Festival, and the Loch Norman Highland Games. With clean, fresh air, natural beauty and outdoor fun, Lake Norman promises to be a relaxing and yet fun-filled vacation destination for all.

Surrounding areas: Mountain Island Lake, North Carolina (7.2 mi), Charlotte, North Carolina (15.8 mi), Marion, North Carolina (22.5 mi), Lake Hickory, North Carolina (24.2 mi), Lake Wylie, North Carolina (25.9 mi), Monroe, North Carolina (38.7 mi)

Lake Norman Vacation Rentals




Lake Norman Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Candlewood Suites Huntersville16530 Northcross DrHuntersville, NC4.8 mi.(704) 895-3434
Courtyard By Marriott16700 Northcross DrHuntersville, NC4.8 mi.(704) 949-4900
Sleep Inn-lake Norman16508 Northcross DrHuntersville, NC4.8 mi.(704) 766-2500
Quality Inn16825 Caldwell Creek DrHuntersville, NC5.1 mi.(704) 892-6597
Country Suites16617 Statesville RdHuntersville, NC5.2 mi.(800) 456-4000
Hawthorn Suites LTD16905 Caldwell Creek DrHuntersville, NC5.2 mi.(704) 892-9487
Quality Inn & Suites19521 Liverpool PkwyCornelius, NC5.4 mi.(704) 896-7622
Best Western Lake Norman19608 Liverpool PkwyCornelius, NC5.5 mi.(704) 896-0660
Hampton Inn Lake Norman19501 Statesville RdCornelius, NC5.5 mi.(704) 892-9900
Comfort Inn-lake Norman20740 Torrence Chapel RdCornelius, NC5.7 mi.(704) 892-3500
Microtel Inn Cornelius-lake No20820 Torrence Chapel RdCornelius, NC5.8 mi.(704) 895-1828
Days Inn Lake Norman19901 Holiday LnCornelius, NC5.9 mi.(704) 892-9120
Holiday Inn Express14135 Statesville RdHuntersville, NC6.1 mi.(704) 875-1165
Davidson Village InnDavidson, NC7.5 mi.(704) 892-8044
Hilton Garden Inn North9315 Statesville RdCharlotte, NC8.9 mi.(704) 597-7655
Suburban Lodge Of WT Harris8615 Hankins RdCharlotte, NC9.6 mi.(770) 799-5178
Super 8 Motel124 Regency DrMooresville, NC10.4 mi.(704) 662-6188
Microtel Inn & Suites-n Charlotte6309 Banner Elk DrCharlotte, NC10.8 mi.(704) 227-3377
Sleep Inn6300 Banner Elk RdCharlotte, NC10.8 mi.(704) 399-7778
Days Inn4924 Sunset RdCharlotte, NC10.9 mi.(704) 598-7712
Super 84930 Sunset RdCharlotte, NC10.9 mi.(704) 598-7710
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites250 Beaty DrBelmont, NC12.1 mi.(704) 812-2000
Charlotte Marriott Executive Park5700 W Park DrCharlotte, NC12.3 mi.(704) 527-9650
Holiday Inn Express Hotel And Suites130 Norman Station BlvdMooresville, NC12.3 mi.(704) 662-6900
Ramada Limited138 Norman Station RdMooresville, NC12.3 mi.(704) 664-6556
Oakwood Apts2305 New England StCharlotte, NC12.7 mi.(704) 549-1155
Country Inn & Suites2541 Little Rock RdCharlotte, NC13.2 mi.(704) 394-2000
Knights Inn-Charlotte/Airport4115 Glenwood DrCharlotte, NC13.2 mi.(704) 394-4131
Days Inn140 Days Inn DrMooresville, NC13.2 mi.(704) 664-6100
Fairfield Inn120 Consumer Square DrMooresville, NC13.2 mi.(704) 663-6100
Sleep Inn & Suites132 Mdw Hill CtMooresville, NC13.2 mi.(704) 799-7070
Springhill Suites Of Mooresville121 Gateway BlvdMooresville, NC13.2 mi.(704) 658-0053
Wingate Inn122 Regency CTR DrMooresville, NC13.2 mi.(704) 664-4900
American Motel6834 E Wilkinson BlvdBelmont, NC13.3 mi.(704) 825-3753
Holiday Inn Charlotte Airport2707 Little Rock RdCharlotte, NC13.5 mi.(800) 647-7829
Howard Johnson Inn4419 Tuckaseegee RdCharlotte, NC13.5 mi.(704) 393-9881
Hampton Inn Airport3127 Sloan DrCharlotte, NC13.6 mi.(704) 392-1600
Springhill Suites By Marriot Charlotte University8700 Research DrCharlotte, NC13.8 mi.(800) 241-3333
Towneplace Suites Charlotte/Research Park8710 Research DrCharlotte, NC13.8 mi.(800) 247-3000
Comfort Suites Charlotte Airport3425 Mulberry Church RdCharlotte, NC13.9 mi.(704) 971-4400
 
Bed & Breakfast
Spring Run Bed & Breakfast24 SPG Run LK NormanMooresville, NC13.2 mi.(704) 664-6686
Inn Uptown-bed & Breakfast129 N Poplar StCharlotte, NC15.6 mi.(704) 342-2800
Roswell Inn2320 Roswell AveCharlotte, NC18.8 mi.(704) 332-4915

Lake Norman Weather & Climate

The Heartland, near the city of Charlotte, has a moderate, four-season climate. The single most important factor in the state that influences weather is altitude. The Heartland, or central part of the state, is partially protected by the western mountain ranges from the cold air that moves southeastward across the central States. Extreme cold temperatures are rare outside the mountains. The warmest days are found in the interior rather than near the coast. Autumn is the driest season and the season of most rapidly changing temperature. There is no distinct wet or dry season in the state, although July is usually the wettest month. North Carolina is outside the principal tornado area of the U.S., but still averages two or three per year, mostly east of the Mountains in the spring. Tropical hurricanes come close enough to influence the weather about twice in an average year.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 51°F 32°F 3.93 in. 49°F
February 55°F 34°F 3.83 in. 46°F
March 64°F 41°F 4.50 in. 52°F
April 72°F 49°F 3.05 in. 59°F
May 79°F 58°F 3.88 in. 68°F
June 86°F 66°F 3.81 in. 73°F
July 90°F 70°F 3.96 in. 77°F
August 88°F 69°F 3.14 in. 80°F
September 82°F 63°F 3.63 in. 76°F
October 72°F 50°F 3.74 in. 70°F
November 62°F 41°F 3.44 in. 58°F
December 54°F 34°F 3.30 in. 55°F

Lake Norman Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Charlotte Douglas International airport (CLT) located about 15 miles south of Lake Norman in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Shelby Municipal airport (EHO) located approximately 38 miles west of Lake Norman in Shelby, North Carolina, the Smith Reynolds airport (INT) located roughly 63 miles northeast of Lake Norman in Winston - Salem, North Carolina, and finally the Piedmont Triad International airport (GSO) located around 73 miles northeast of Lake Norman in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Lake Norman Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Paramount's CarowindsCharlotteNC15.8 mi.
JeepersConcordNC21.4 mi.
Wet 'n Wild Emerald PointeGreensboroNC78.8 mi.
 
Water Parks
Paramount's Carowinds-Water WorksPinevilleNC24.6 mi.
Emerald Pointe Water ParkGreensboroNC78.8 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Westport Golf CourseDenverNC4.7 mi.
Birkdale Golf ClubHuntersvilleNC6.9 mi.
Skybrook Golf ClubHuntersvilleNC6.9 mi.
Verdict Ridge Golf & Country ClubDenverNC7.7 mi.
White Oak Par 3AlexisNC9.1 mi.
Green Meadows Golf CourseMount HollyNC10.5 mi.
Mallard Head Country ClubMooresvilleNC13.0 mi.
Mooresville Golf CourseMooresvilleNC13.0 mi.
Briarcreek Golf ClubHigh ShoalsNC13.9 mi.
Lakewood Golf CourseCramertonNC14.5 mi.
Lincoln Country ClubLincolntonNC14.9 mi.
Glen Oaks Country ClubMaidenNC17.0 mi.
Charles T Myers Public Golf CourseCharlotteNC17.4 mi.
Charlotte Golf LinksCharlotteNC17.4 mi.
Crowders Mountain Golf ClubGastoniaNC17.4 mi.
Golf Club at BallantyneCharlotteNC17.4 mi.
Highland Creek Golf ClubCharlotteNC17.4 mi.
Linwood Springs Golf CourseGastoniaNC17.4 mi.
Oak Hills Golf CourseCharlotteNC17.4 mi.
Olde Sycamore Golf PlantationCharlotteNC17.4 mi.
Paradise Valley Par 3CharlotteNC17.4 mi.
Pawtucket Golf ClubCharlotteNC17.4 mi.
Renaissance Park Golf CourseCharlotteNC17.4 mi.
Revolution Park Golf CourseCharlotteNC17.4 mi.
Sunset Hills Public Golf CourseCharlotteNC17.4 mi.
Gastonia Municipal Golf CourseGastoniaNC18.6 mi.
DT GolfNewtonNC21.4 mi.
Larkhaven Golf ClubCharlotteNC22.4 mi.
Warrior Golf Club at Lake WrightChina GroveNC22.9 mi.
Rock Barn Club of GolfConoverNC23.1 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC70.1 mi.
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC71.8 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC71.8 mi.
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC93.4 mi.
 
State Parks
Duke Powder State ParkNC15.5 mi. 
Crowders Mountain State ParkNC23.9 mi. 
Kings Mountain State ParkSC30.6 mi. 
Daniel Boone State ParkNC37.2 mi. 
 
Museums
Historic Latta PlantationHuntersvilleNC6.7 mi.(History)
LightfactoryCharlotteNC15.8 mi.(Art)
Mint Musuem of ArtCharlotteNC15.8 mi.(Art)
Schiele Museum of Natural HistoryGastoniaNC17.6 mi.(Science)
Hickory Museum of ArtHickoryNC29.8 mi.(Art)
Stanly County Historic Preservation Commission MuseumAlbemarleNC43.1 mi.(History)
DoorsAdvanceNC46.6 mi.(Miscellaneous)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
North Carolina Zoological ParkAsheboroNC67.0 mi.
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC90.5 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC90.6 mi.
Riverbanks Zoological Park and Botanical GardenColumbiaSC99.3 mi.


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